Some species

 being studied by Cascadia Research Collective  (from  top left to bottom right): humpback whale, Blainville's beaked whale, blue whale, Townsend's big eared bat, false killer whale, gray whale, killer whale with harbor porpoise. All photos (c)

Cascadia Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt (recognized by the IRS under501c3) scientific and education organization based in Olympia, Washington, USA. We were founded in 1979 primarily to conduct research needed to manage and protect threatened marine mammals.

Recent news (select for details): 

Updates from our October O‘ahu field project (23 October 2016)

First ever re-sighting of killer whales in Hawai‘i! (14 October 2016)

New publication on tag attachments for archival tags on baleen whales (23 September 2016)

New publication on rough-toothed dolphin population structure (17 September 2016)

New report on Cuvier's beaked whales and pilot whales off Cape Hatteras (29 July 2016)

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Marine Mammal Strandings and unusual sightings

Bat Research

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Cascadia Research, 218 1/2 W 4th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501 USA

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